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Death in Paradise star Josephine Jobert talks feeling abandoned after co-star left show

Tobi Bakare left the series back in 2020

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Josephine Jobert has opened up about feeling heartbroken after her Death in Paradise co-star, Tobi Bakare, exited the show following season ten. Chatting to HELLO!, the star revealed that her emotions still run high when talking about Tobi's exit, joking: "I get emotional every time I talk about it, I could cry right now, it's so ridiculous!"

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She continued: "When Tobi left, we had a drink to tell him goodbye and I couldn't stop crying. We arrived on the show together and he's like a brother to me. He's the most adorable person, he cares about people, he's really nice, he's extremely funny. He's just perfect. Seeing him leave, I was like, 'What am I going to do?' I felt abandoned, but I understood."

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Tobi previously opened up about his decision to leave, explaining to HELLO!: "Seven years on the show is a very long time, and it's etched into my life, the way my life has been, but I feel that the show has done a good job in giving JP a good arc and it's naturally gotten to the point where him leaving isn't too wild... and the show will crack on!"

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Josephine also opened up about Tobi's reasons for exiting and revealed that the pair had stayed in touch saying: "He has a family and kids. He's been on the show for so long, he had to move on and that's all right, it's part of the process. But this year I missed him a lot. It was different on set without him.

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"I keep on sending him messages, to see how he's doing. I'm like, 'Tobi, I miss you! Please come back.' Especially his last series, he was so good."

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